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Re: arsclist Cataloguing Software

Having looked at a number of options and tried unsuccessfully to design a
suitable database for a vintage collection (with suitable auto-insert
functions for matrix and issue dates etc),  I think the best way is to have
a software designer build  a bespoke database on Access.  I am planning on
doing this in the New Year.      Off-the-shelf packages I have bought such
as ClassicCollector simply do not have enough flexibility.

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Downing" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 7:51 AM
Subject: arsclist Cataloguing Software

> Dear Listers,
> I am currently looking for stand alone MARC cataloguing software, for
> cataloguing a collection of sound recordings, using Windows 2000
> Professional. Two products have come to my attention - has anyone had
> experience, that they would like to share, of: Total Knowledge
> MicroCAT or Lex Systems Lexwin?
> Or know of any other suitable programs? I have examined InMagic's
> DB/TextWorks which is a good looking free text database, but requires
> a bit of setting up - even if using their Librarian's package. (It is also
> quite expensive.)
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Regards
> James Downing
> james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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